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Achilles Tendoscopy for Non-Insertional Tendinopathy

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Achilles tendinopathy is a very common pathology, especially in the athletic population. Its etiology is multifactorial and the underlying pathophysiology is still not fully understood. For non-insertional tendinopathy is increasingly recognized the influence of paratendinopathy in the genesis of patients symptoms, so various surgical treatments have been accordingly developed; they are indicated when conservative treatment fails. The Achilles tendoscopy is one of these techniques, it has the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, resulting in a low complication rate and good functional results. In relation to this procedure we review the surgical technique, which is exemplified by the case of a high performance athlete treated satisfactorily.

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G. Carcuro, L. Lagos, H. Henríquez, N. Cuchacovich, M. Pellegrini and C. Bastías, "Achilles Tendoscopy for Non-Insertional Tendinopathy," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 6A, 2013, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.46A001.


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